Saturday, 16 February 2013
Muddy Holes, Roots and Chainsaws
Today was the start of half term, I know I sort of vary between the Welsh holidays and the English ones but I do live right on the border and after all the school is now an academy and as head boy I guess I can have holidays when ever I like. Yes I am still head boy despite several votes to remove me, but since dad has been bribing the selection committee with plain brown envelopes full of money the headmaster cant get rid of me. Apparently dad says its what parents do because the alternative is going to parents evening which is full of parents and depressed teachers which would be awful.
So, here we are the at the end of the first day of the holiday, which was dry and even sunny at times and so I was sent down the large muddy cold wet dark hole in the garden again. It seemed a bit unfair to me but dad explained that as I have done most of the work in the muddy cold wet dark hole it would be terrible if he ruined all my effort and toil and got onto it. I did say I didn't mind but he said he knew I was just saying that to make him feel better about it.
I did finally manage to get the large bit of root out of the muddy cold wet dark hole by using the chainsaw which was super sharp but which is now blunt wet and muddy, you see chainsaws hate water and mud, both of which are in abundance in the muddy cold wet dark hole. This now means I have finally sorted half of the muddy cold wet dark hole and once I have managed to remove a huge half ton concrete slab from the other half I can start all over again . . . . O GOODY such fun . . . . . . .
I also got to do a bit of tongue and groove panelling which is almost finished for the moment; I have a small fiddly bit by the door to the utility room to do. I think I have one more strip to do and then it is done until a new hob and oven is fitted, luckily I don’t have to do that . . . . . . . . .AH DAMN.
One other thing I have noticed is that we have a mole in the garden; I am not sure if this is a classic case of if someone digs a hole then all the other hole diggers think oooooooo that must be a good place to dig holes I will go over there.